• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Hindi
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Christopher Diamond
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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This course completes the development of the intermediate level of Hindi listening and reading comprehension skills and spoken and written communication skills. Through the study of the selected texts students also deepen their understanding of how words drawn from different registers in Hindi are characteristic of different genres of Hindi texts. Students will also have opportunities to examine how different authors and genres employ a range of variant forms of grammar and how this impacts on understanding and analysing a range of Hindi texts. Genres studied may include, spoken and recorded interviews, popular broadcast media and film related materials. Literary texts covered may include short stories from leading Hindi authors and texts based on classical Indian mythological stories. For ANU students, this course has a strong emphasis for in-person learning, with the additional participation of online students coming through Open Universities Australia (OUA). This makes our classroom highly interactive and diverse. This course takes full advantage of digital tools and authentic audio-visual materials from India to give you an immersive experience of Hindi language and Indian culture.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Speak and write confidently in Hindi, using of a range of genres, registers, and styles of vocabulary (e.g., Urdu-Sanskrit, high-low, urban-regional, etc.).
  2. Apply an in-depth knowledge of Hindi grammar, including understanding and analysing variations in spoken and written language.
  3. Engage with and evaluate multimedia genres (e.g., speeches, interviews, TV, cinema, etc.)
  4. Demonstrate an ability to read, discuss, and analyse standard modern Hindi literary texts.

Other Information

Proficiency equivalent: CEFR B1+

On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Intermediate level of Hindi.

Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the language proficiency assessment site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to undertake a language proficiency assessment to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.


Relevant past experience includes:

-       Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)

-       Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend

-       Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken

-       The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)


Students who are not sure if they need to undertake a language proficiency assessment should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Integrity Rule 2021 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.


Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Two Mid-term assessments, each worth 5% (10) [LO 2,3,4]
  3. Ten Weekly Homeworks, worth 3 marks each (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Mid-term oral assessment (15-minute recording) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. Mid-term written assessment (750 words) (15) [LO 2,3,4]
  6. Final oral assessment (15-minute recording) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  7. Final written assessment (750 words) (15) [LO 2,3,4]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.


The total workload for the subject is 130 hours over 12 weeks of class and the examination period. 

Each week students are expected to study for five hours as follows:   

1. 30 minutes, before class, studying the written and audio materials for the week   

2. 30 minutes, memorising the written and spoken forms of that week’s class content 

3. 180 minutes, participating in 2 x 90-minute dual delivery classes 

4. 60 minutes, completing weekly exercises   

It is also expected that students should spend at least five additional hours of individual study practising the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their work to make up a total of 130 study hours over the semester.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course students must have completed HIND3500 or a language placement proficiency assessment. Students cannot enrol in this course if they have already completed HIND3002 or HIND6600.

Prescribed Texts

Teaching materials will be provided via Wattle




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $5280
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7310 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person N/A
ANU Online
8350 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 Online N/A
OUA Online
8351 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 Online N/A

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